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Sustaining the Journey

Human Connections and Slowing Down

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Thinking Collaborative


December 16, 2013

Edward Hallowell has written a book on how the world has become so hectic, that Americans are living in a world gone A.D.D. Crazy Busy: Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap describes the changing scene of American life, one that is so fast-paced it has taken a toll both physically and mentally. The book has much common sense about taking control in demanding times. An interesting connection to Cognitive CoachingSM is the author’s contention that two things are needed to restore higher quality living: human connections and slowing down.

One would be hard pressed today to find an educator who would not describe himself as “crazy busy.” Cognitive CoachingSM is one means of coping. When a person listens with only one intention—to support another’s thinking—true human connection occurs. It is a gift that is unmatched. Many educators say that when they are coached, it slows them down and invites insights that are missed when the world is whirring by at breakneck speed requiring responses without thoughtfulness.

How is your coaching supporting others and your system in living a more thoughtful life?

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